Limbaugh Miffed Media Distracted From Border Crisis By Malaysian Plane

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July 17, 2014 6:48 p.m.

Rush Limbaugh is always quick to label news a convenient distraction from the real issue at hand, and the Malaysian Airlines passenger jet crash on Thursday was no exception.

“I don’t want appear to be callous here, folks, but you talk about an opportunity to abandon the Obama news at the border?” Limbaugh said on his radio show Thursday. “And, no, I’m not suggesting anything other than how the media operates.”

Limbaugh was careful not to link the plane crash to President Obama, as conservatives often do when they are distracted from their pet scandal with breaking news.

He also made a comment about CNN, alluding to the network’s breathless coverage of the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared in March.

“I haven’t had CNN on all day,” Limbaugh said. “What do you bet they have broomed everything and are covering wall-to-wall the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down by a missile?”

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